In additional embarrassment for Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities in Maharashtra, suspended Mumbai Police assistant inspector Sachin Vaze has written to the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) alleging that state ministers Anil Deshmukh and Anil Parab had requested him to commit extortion.
Vaze, who was arrested on March 13 over his alleged function in planting an explosive-laden SUV close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home in south Mumbai on February 25, said that Nationwide Congress Social gathering (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar needed to revoke his reinstatement to the Mumbai Police in 2020.
He added Deshmukh allegedly instructed him that he would persuade the NCP supremo to permit him again within the power if he pays Rs 2 crore.
“The house minister instructed me that he’ll persuade Pawar saheb and for that objective, he requested me to pay Rs 2, 00, 00,000. I had expressed my incapability to pay such an quantity. On this the house minister requested me to pay it in a later course,” he stated in his hand-written observe.
The suspended cop additionally alleged that Parab, the state’s Transport Minister, requested him to extract Rs 50 crore from the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Belief (SBUT).
“I had expressed my incapability to do any such factor as I have no idea anyone from SBUT and likewise I didn’t have any management over the inquiry,” he wrote.
Vaze additional stated that Parab, who met him in July-August 2020 to debate the SBUT, known as him but once more in January 2021 asking to look into the probe in opposition to some contractors listed within the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) and gather Rs 2 crore every from them.
“He instructed me to gather not less than Rs 2 crores from 50 such contractors. An inquiry was on on this matter based mostly on an nameless criticism. The Crime Intelligence Unit inquiry in opposition to the contractors had not yielded any end result,” he wrote.
The suspended assistant police inspector additionally claimed that he had instructed then Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in regards to the extortion calls for made by the 2 ministers, including the previous prime cop “categorically instructed me to not contain myself in any such unlawful assortment of cash from anybody and for anybody”.
In the meantime, a Mumbai Courtroom at this time prolonged Vaze’s NIA custody until April 9 within the case of an explosives-laden SUV discovered close to Ambani’s residence and businessman Mansukh Hiran’s demise.
The courtroom additionally allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to query Vaze, at the moment below NIA custody, as a part of its preliminary probe in opposition to Deshmukh.